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Tag : – Diesel

Mazda debuts 1.8 diesel with updated CX-3 SUV

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Mazda has launched its updated CX-3 compact SUV in Japan, debuting a new 114bhp 1.8-litre diesel engine as a replacement for the old 1.5-litre unit.

Diesel used car demand stays strong but ULEV uptake soars

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Demand for used diesel and ultra-low emission vehicles rose in Q1, with drivers showing particular interest in zero-emission vehicles.

Volvo to phase out diesel from 2019

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Volvo Cars will begin phasing out diesel engines this year, with all new launches offering only electric or progressively more hybridised petrol engines – starting with … Read More »

Audi finds software “irregularities” with 60,000 diesel engines

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Audi has suspended deliveries of certain diesel-powered A6 and A7 models, as it develops a software update to rectify “irregularities” with the engine management on 60,000 … Read More »

Nissan to phase out diesel engines by 2025

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Nissan has become the latest manufacturer to confirm it will drop diesel engines from its line-up, as it pushes ahead with plug-in hybrid and fully electric … Read More »

Road Test: Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC EX

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Honda’s brilliant small diesel engine joins the Civic line-up, but can it match its predecessor’s frugality? Alex Grant finds out.

Diesel is “finished”, says Suzuki GB MD

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Suzuki has dropped diesel engines from its UK line-up, following a year where more than 97% of its sales were petrol-powered.

‘Breakthrough’ Bosch technology could provide future for diesel

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Bosch has developed new technology that it says could stop, once and for all, the debate about the death of diesel and ensure a future for … Read More »

EV used values up 41% in Q1 while diesel remains strong

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Average selling prices for electric vehicles shot up 41% in the first quarter of 2018, outperforming the market, while diesel values held steady.

First Drive: Jaguar E-Pace 148bhp Diesel S

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Does Jaguar’s new compact SUV live up to standards set by the popular F-Pace? Jonathan Musk finds out…

Petrol more than half of Q1 fleet registrations

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Diesel car registrations fell 37.2% in the first three quarters of 2018, with petrol now accounting for over half of all new fleet cars during the … Read More »

Diesel emissions policies open to loopholes, study warns

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Policymakers are being warned to take a wider look at the effects of vehicle emissions to avoid creating loopholes, a team of scientists has warned, following … Read More »

Road Test: Volvo XC60 D4 AWD Momentum Pro

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Volvo’s best-selling nameplate has become a real threat to the German brands, says Alex Grant. SECTOR Large SUV PRICE £39,500 FUEL 50.4mpg CO2 148g/km Although the … Read More »

Statement of Intent: How the Autumn Budget will impact on fleets

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The Autumn Budget sent out a clear message on how the Government views diesel vehicles, which will impact future choice. But will the changes impact the … Read More »

The £365m Diesel Tax Grab

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Professor Colin Tourick is unconvinced by the company car tax reforms announced in the latest Budget.

Best new diesels as clean as petrol, finds Emissions Analytics

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The best-performing Euro 6 diesel engines emit as little NOx as petrol, while the worst-offending ones pollute worse than some 10-year-old cars.

Diesel share of new car market slips to a third

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Diesel demand fell further in February, prompting fleet specialists to continue calls for businesses to ensure they’re picking the right vehicles for the job rather than … Read More »

First Drive: Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi GT-Line S

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Kia’s big SUV gets a new look and keener drive – has it worked? Martyn Collins isn’t sure.

German cities win right to ban diesel

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Germany’s highest administrative court has ruled that cities can ban diesel cars to tackle air pollution in a move that could set a precedent worldwide.

Road Test: Alpina D3 Biturbo

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Half a century in the making, Alpina’s big-seller appeals to both head and heart, says Alex Grant.

Shift towards petrols is ‘inevitable’ for used car market, warns VRA

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The used car market needs to start factoring in a forthcoming market shift to petrols to ensure the downturn in diesel demand is managed.

Road Test: Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Dynamic

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SECTOR: Large SUV PRICE: £82,945 FUEL: 40.4mpg CO2: 185g/km

Updated Skoda Fabia drops diesels

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Škoda’s updated Fabia will introduce an exclusively petrol engine line-up as it drops the 1.4-litre TDI.

Petrol becomes the top fleet fuel in January, SMMT data shows

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Diesel dropped to around a third of new car registrations in the UK in January, even taking second place even among fleets, despite a much slower … Read More »

Fuel prices up for third month in row 

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Average petrol and diesel prices rose in January for the third month in a row following a 2% increase in the price of oil.

Unlimited fines for vehicle emissions cheats

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Carmakers using so-called defeat devices to cheat emissions tests could face unlimited fines under new proposals.

Diesel demand remains strong in used car sector

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Diesel used car sales rose in 2017 at Cox Automotive with both wholesale and consumer demand remaining strong.

Road Test: Hyundai i30 Premium 1.6 CRDi

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Can the i30 stand up to the C-segment’s most formidable rivals? Alex Grant finds out.

Pricing announced for long-awaited Honda Civic diesel

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Honda’s 10th-generation Civic is now available to order in diesel format following a lengthy wait for fleets.

Used diesel values rise while used petrol prices fall

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Demand and prices for used diesels remained strong during 2017 and continued to outweigh the petrol market, according to Autorola.